Patrick Bach: Back to Karkand’s map Wake Island “has had quite a lot of changes”
So then, Battlefield 3 finally made it out and it's only gone and shipped 5 million. So it's probably a good thing that they've decided to release a follow up expansion pack entitled 'Back to Karkand'.
The expansion pack contains 4 maps, which are all re-imagined Battlefield favourites, a handful of new weapons and even a sweet topping air-combat action.
SO. When we asked Patrick Bach about the upcoming expansion pack for Battlefield 3 we asked about the classic map Wake Island (which is included), he told us how it's changed.
XG247 (Sam Clay): Let’s talk about the map “Wake Island”, personally one of my favourites. Have you made it look a lot better, or added additional areas to the map?
Patrick Bach:What we’re doing with all the maps is, we’re taking them from where they were in time and taking them into the future so there’s been changes in the environments based on the modern setting. “Wake Island” has had quite a lot of changes to its environment since the days of 1942.
XG247 (Sam Clay): What’s happened there?
Patrick Bach: It doesn’t look exactly the same as it did back then, it’s actually quite interesting to see the changes that it’s been going through - we didn’t want to just make a copy of the map, it’s the same with “Strike at Karkand”, we didn’t want to copy, we wanted to add something new to it. It’s not the same foggy environment, it’s like a clear sky and it’s more detailed in general and that’s the same as all maps.
It's always dangerous when you change a classic map, lots of die hards are going to be up in arms so DICE really have to tread carefully here, but when you look at the standard of Battlefield 3 as a whole, it's safe to think it'll be changed for the better.